The scripted series about “Tiger King’s” Joe Exotic starring Nicolas Cage has been arrange at Amazon for development, Selection has realized.
Selection solely reported the mission was within the works from CBS Tv Studios and Think about Tv in Could. Amazon Studios has now boarded the mission and can produce together with CBS TV Studios and Think about TV.
The series is relies on the Texas Month-to-month article “Joe Exotic: A Darkish Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” by Leif Reigstad. The story facilities round Joe Shreibvogel (Cage), a.ok.a. Joe Exotic, an eccentric unique zookeeper in Oklahoma who fights to maintain his park — even at the chance of shedding his sanity. The series will dwell within the lion’s den with Joe, discover how he grew to become Joe Exotic, and the way he misplaced himself to a personality of his personal creation.
CBS TV Studios optioned the article in June of 2019. Dan Lagana will function author, showrunner, and govt producer beneath his total deal at CBS TV Studios with Paul Younger govt producing through Make Good Content material. Think about’s Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey will govt produce for Think about. Cage will govt produce through Saturn Movies. Scott Brown and Megan Creydt will govt produce for Texas Month-to-month. Think about’s James Seidman and Natalie Berkus are overseeing the mission for the corporate.
The position marks the primary common tv position of Cage’s profession. He has lengthy been praised for his movie work, having received the Academy Award for finest actor for “Leaving Las Vegas” and getting a nomination in the identical class for “Adaptation.” He’s additionally identified for his starring roles in movies like “Moonstruck,” “Elevating Arizona,” “Face/Off,” and the “Nationwide Treasure” and “Ghost Rider” movies. He additionally not too long ago lent his voice to the Oscar-winning animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.” His upcoming movies embody “The Insufferable Weight of Large Expertise” and “Pig.”
He’s repped by WME, Stride Administration, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher
Ought to the mission get ordered to series, it could be the second scripted series set within the “Tiger King” world to take action. It was introduced in August that the untitled series starring Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin has been arrange with a multi-platform series order at NBC, Peacock, and USA Community.